A revolutionary new way to create steam simply by using sunlight, has been discovered by researchers. The method is able to bring an entire container of fluid to boiling point, even a container of icy cold water. The new method has many potentially very useful applications. These include the creation of very inexpensive and compact devices that can purify water, the sterilization of medical equipment, sewage treatment, and more energy-efficient alcohol distillation. “This research opens up a revolutionary new application of nanoparticles in solar energy,” said Paul Weiss, Ph.D., editor-in-chief of ACS Nano , the journal in which the new study was published. “The authors show that sunlight can be used to create steam with virtually no wasteful heating of the surrounding liquid. The potential societal benefits are staggering. They include more energy-efficient distillation of alcohol, a new and highly practical strategy for desalination and water purification and compact solar-driven sources of steam for sterilization and sanitation in resource-poor locations,” said Weiss.
In Beijing from December 11–13, 2012, industry experts discuss trends and technologies from across the global solar industry, focusing chiefly on the development of the Chinese solar sector
Cape Fear Solar Systems Is Empowering Local Communities With Solar
Company achieves permitting milestone for its proposed Maricopa County solar thermal project; Project will utilize innovative molten salt energy storage solution
Plug Power's $2.5 Million DOE Award Will Expedite Fuel Cell Commercialization Outside of Material Handling
Existing Customers Seek Expanded Use of Hydrogen
Phase 1 of the National Solar Mission aimed to provide India with a learning curve for its first steps into CSP, with recent developments suggesting that there are many lessons to take into the next phase.
The impact of Rounds I and II of South Africa's renewable energy independent power producer programme(REIPPP) and the key challenges faced when proving CSP's bankability and optimizing grid infrastructure, will be placed under the spotlight during CSP Today's eagerly anticipated free webinar on Wedn
Clenergy presents the most complete online program for precise PV system planning -- PV-ezDesign. The design tool boats a satellite interface with Google Maps that enables it to provide a comprehensive real-world overview of locations and their environmental parameters.
San Francisco ,USA, Nov.20, 2012 -- ET Solar Group Corp. ("ET Solar"), a leading solar one-stop solution provider, today announces a supply agreement of more than 7600 300W PV modules to a 2.3 MW project in Colorado, USA.
Alpha Energy, leading developer of turn-key renewable energy systems, introduces a newly designed outdoor enclosure to provide robust protection for critical renewable energy power components located in harsh, storm-prone environments.
Morgan Thermal Ceramics' new FireMaster® Marine Plus Blanket fire insulation provides up to 30 perce
Compared to standard FireMaster® blanket and traditional mineral fiber fire insulation products, its weight savings makes it ideal for achieving improved fuel efficiency, faster speed, or even increasing available cargo capacity. Morgan Thermal Ceramics is a world leader in the design and manufactur
IDT Product also Recognized as 2012 Elektra Awards Finalist for Highly-integrated Smart Grid Energy Metering Solution Offering the Widest Dynamic Range
Growing Solar Thermal Manufacturer Moves to North Haven, Conn.
Semprius to Supply Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne with High-Concentration Photovoltaic Modules for Department of Defense
200 kilowatt system will be installed at Edwards Air Force Base in 2013
Recognized for creating innovations in green technology
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